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Monkey 47 is a high-quality product from Germany that will wow gin lovers.
The history of Monkey 47 dates back to 1945, when Montgomery Collins, member of the British Royal Air Force, was stationed in the British sector of Berlin after World War II. Commander Collins was deeply moved by the extent of the destruction of the city and decided to help rebuild the Berlin Zoo. It was there that he took over the sponsorship for a Javanese monkey named Max.
In 1951, the Gin lover Collins settled in the Black Forest, where he dedicated himself, among other things, to the production of the English national drink, and where he used ingredients such as juniper, pure spring water, and a variety of herbs and plants for his distillate.
Long after the death of Montgomery Collins, a box with a bottle marked "Max the Monkey - Schwarzwald Dry Gin" and instructions on how to make the Gins was found during renovation work at a country inn.
Alexander Stein and Christoph Keller from Black Forest Distillers decided to make Montgomery Collins' Schwarzwald Dry Gin and it was a success. The result was a Gin of the highest quality with floral notes, sparkling citrus freshness, clear juniper notes and a subtle touch of cranberry. In homage to the master distiller, his monkey Max and the 47 plants used in the recipe, the gin was given the name Monkey 47.
Of the 47 hand-picked botanicals, a good third come directly from the Black Forest. Among other botanicals, this German Gin contains native spruce shoots, cranberries, elderflower, sloe berries and blackberry leaves.
The bottle design of Monkey 47 is a masterpiece. The idea was inspired by an old pharmacist's bottle, which Alexander Stein discovered during a walk with his son. The brown glass of the bottle protects the precious contents from harmful UV light rays.
Elaboration of Monkey 47 50cl
Monkey 47 50cl
- Colour: Monkey 47 50cl is clear and bright.
- Flavor: The aroma of juniper berry highlights the slightly sweet and spicy aromas.
- Taste: A balanced and complex gin, dry, intense flavour of juniper and citrus, and long residual bitterness.
DISTILLERY: Made in Germany in the Black Forest since 2010 by Black Forest Distillers.
INGREDIENTS: 47 botanicals.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: This gin is made by double distillation with grain and a third with botanicals, before being aged in clay pots.
ALCOHOL: 47% Vol.
A real revelation in recent years, Monkey 47 makes one of the most special gins on the market. Made in the Black Forest, most of its ingredients (47 in total) come from the region, but others have been harvested in faraway lands. They give this gin a complex" and **uncommonly harmonious character.More about the Producer